Maybe it didn’t work well and wasn’t worth the weight? do you think the nepal gtx would suffice as well? If you want to make the climb easier for yourself, find something thats reasonably light, because weight off your feet counts for a lot. I think this is overkill and if you then went and used the same boots on Everest, you run the risk that your earlier use of them will have compressed the liners and reduced their thermal insulating capabilities. For blood circulation you need to have plenty of room around your feet, so don’t make the mistake of buying boots that are too small. La Sportiva Olympus Mons, dbl boots part 4 The last of the blogs on currently easy to acquire (at least in North America) dbl boots. I have climbed to 6200m near to Ama Dablam before in mid Nov and it’s noticeably colder than Oct, so you are right to be thinking carefully. My question is how does the Millet fit? The Millet Everest GTX still remains the most popular extreme altitude boot. And it’s not something that I notice at all, even on reasonably technical climbs. Most 'clients' on the mountain were using Millet Everest, Davai or La Sportiva Olympus Mons. (Dare I say even without the overboots). Hi Craig, Yes I can write about updating this site and the gear I used. Next. As a general rule as boots are getting lighter, lifespans are getting shorter. Too risky in the event of it failing (see the picture on this blog post for a La Sportiva zipper that failed.) In which case it is better to go for 8000 m boots like the Olympus Mons, Millet Everest, Phantom 8000 etc. I find that they are extremely roomy. Paul thanks for the information once again. Elena. Lot of great info here.. thanks mate. I think you are right though to take into consideration your unique foot characteristics. You won’t need climbing boots (like Nepal EVO). I know a few people who have them and they are happy. Paul. For example I wouldn’t take them to Denali or anything North of Nepal. I just noticed that Scarpa are coming next year with new orange Phantom 8000’s. 1) not sure about them? Another thing is overboots, should I use them or not, but with what boot? Hi Quang, I’d advise against using Koflachs on Everest. I have tried on a La Sportiva Nepal Extreme in a 48 and it fits nicely but was worried about the warmth and much I could use it after Elbrus and its expensive here in S.A. I presume you are aware of this, but you want to buy these boots at least 1-1.5 sizes bigger than you normally would wear in shoes. The first few days after the incident are critical, so I’d try to see someone ASAP if you haven’t already. La Sportiva mountaineering boots for men are perfect for outdoor climbing and hiking. *I haven’t tried and tested the newer Scarpa 8,000ers but I know a few people who have them and they all say the same thing … the gaiter with its circular zipper system is ridiculous and just ends up sinking down the leg like a baggy loose spring. No recommendations for any dealers I am afraid. 'Plastics' like the Scarpa Omega or Vega, preferably with a high altitude rated inner boot for warmth (eg for Elbrus). I have a question regarding the Raichel expedition boots. I have tried a few times making a vapour barrier by placing a very thin plastic bag between an inner sock and an outer sock. toes far from end of boot) and an amount of heel lift that would make any front pointing not much fun. You really can think about Everest as 2 mountains. Climb Everest with 6 times Everest summiteer Tim Mosedale, Climb Mount Everest By The South Col Route, ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~. Remember it’s not going to take a large fall. Bestard Spider K seems tough..what say you? Also keeping all those batteries alive, it wound be interesting to get your thoughts on solar panels. It’s quite difficult to compare like for like as it partly depends on the shape of the foot for the individual. The inner and outer boots are configured in such a way that the inner slips in and out with great ease … no need to be standing up and pushing all your weight down to get the inner into the outer. I will probably get the MIllet since they fit … Our mountains are not that high, but yes, there are other disciplines one can do to compensate. I notice you had a picture of some Grivel Cramp-O-Matics on your gear page, to put the question in Grivel terms, would you recommend Cramp-O-Matic or New-Matic bindings on an 8000m peak. I’d recommend that you consider La Sportiva Nepal EVO GTX which would be suitable and only weigh 1000 grams each. What was the weight comparison of the Scarpa to Millet One Sport? I am glad to have come across your comments on this forum. These boots are great for climbing the normal routes on 6000m trekking peaks in Nepal in the Fall and Autumn climbing seasons. Subject to a few considerations (below), I think it’s a good idea to use different boots on the lower parts of the mountain. I think this is a great idea. Whitney, the early morning windchill is -25 F, I was wearing 2 pairs of thick wool socks and a Lowa Ceivetta Extreme ( too tight I think) double boots. had any exp with them? I am looking at buying shoes online and have found a pair of Asolo AFS 8000. Lighter boots will save you a lot of effort, plus enable you to move faster, which is important through the icefall. Please advise. Pair of down or synthetic tent booties. However they are not as warm, although this extra warmth might only be needed on summit night and could easily be countered with Hotronics (see previous post). Thankyou. I’m going to Aconcagua, and i would like to ask you if La Sportiva Nepal Evo GTX boots will be right for this mountain? If anyone has some advice or knows some good websites for boots, please let me know, your assistance is greatly appreciated Nabs. I echo everything Paul has said about the Mons-I love them-never had cold feet in them. I like the gear from Rab (UK) and Feathered Friends (Seattle). they are also so light. So glad you are taking the time and effort to share all of this information with us. These were fine but having seen another member of my team fly along in La Sportiva Nepal Evos, I’d recommend these. Thanks for the reply, much appreciated, wil look into it. I am allowing for foot swelling at alt, so I am trying to leave some room also for this if it occurs. . I also get affected by the cold (especially since having had frost bite on my feet), so I know where you are coming from. How do you tie into your harness? Any thoughts would be very gladly received. Which would you prefer for climbs up to 7000m on snow: The Asolo AFS 8000 that you own or the La Sportiva Nepal Evo GTX that you have recommended as well? Buy crampons and gaiters for them too at home, don’t rely on buying them in Nepal. And ‘Voila!’ the laces are done up and tidied away. On 23 May 2007, exactly a year to the day later, he reached the summit. It sounds to me like you are going to just have to buy the largest size you can get your hands on and then hope for the best. I would love to know how your whole experience on Elbrus went. Here are my thoughts on them. newsletter and acknowledge your consent to receive email communications from La Sportiva N.A. Assuming that you are going to the North Col during either of the two climbing seasons, you could use pretty much any decent, reasonably new plastic mountaineering boots. first, i’m a 115 pnd female with size 6.5 regular size feet looking for the most lightweight boot possible for denali. Boot choice for these mountains isn’t going to be critical, assuming its summer and normal conditions. I have said it before, but I’d suggest looking at a hotronic foot warmers and 2 spare pairs of batteries. no luck. Hi Nabs, Yes that’s the knots to use and I haven’t found that the cold impacts the duct tape at all. That is to allow for a thicker sock, swelling of your feet due to altitude, plus expansion of the closed cell insulation material in the boot. What about weight, ease of use, durability, etc.? Your email address will not be published. Its not versatile enough. I reckon that my Asolo AFS 8000 boots are a little heavy and stiff, but they are pretty warm. The Millet Alpinist GTX look good too. We used plastic Koflach boots on Aconcagua, but we were pretty lucky with good weather. James. The main protagonists are La Sportiva (Olympus Mons Evo), the Millet (Everest) and the Scarpa (8,000ers*). Let me know if it doesn’t. Technical, sturdy and reliable, those mountaineering boots are ideal for demanding mountain climbers. If there are blisters, that’s a good sign, but don’t prick them. I guess there will always be a debate about whether the gaiter on any of these boots should go under or over the down. The following observations were made concerning this item. Happy feet make for great climbs! I think that the VEGA HA will be adequate, but I’d suggest talking to Dan about it. Hi Paul, Just found this website today and sign-up as member immediately. Then the other day I looked at some Scarpa Phantom 8000’s. It’s important to be organised and get the boots warmed up with plenty of time to spare. It also can take a while going around to all the different stores trying to find your size. La Sportiva Olympus Mons Cube Yellow Black. been having cold feet and thinking of something that could keep my my feet warmer while climbing in the winter: either l’s Baruntse (that are 2400g) or Batura (but I dont like the zipper and I heard drying them is problematic). Best of luck. So I'd suspect they'd be plenty warm. Hope this makes sense. secondly, for less extreme cold climbs (Aconcagua, Canadian Rockies) what would be the lightest weight boot i could get away with without taking too much risk? A bad sign is blisters that end before the extremities of your toes. Designed with Italian mountaineer Simone Moro, the La Sportiva G2 SM is being marketed as the ultimate boot for the serious high-altitude mountaineer. Health Info; Altitude; Using Oxygen; How to avoid getting cold hands; Further Everest Info; Expedition Top Tips; Skills. Everest Kit List; Down Suits Review; La Sportiva Olympus Mons Evo review; Millet Everest boot review; Info & Tips. Maybe you already answered that question but do you use Vapor Barrier Socks and what kind of layering system you use for the feets? No boot in SA is available in my size 4 foot. Adjustments to the length can be made to the ascender end, and then when you are happy, trim the surplus rope, leaving a little extra in case you want to adjust when climbing. i also have a pair of RBH design socks which have had very positive reviews from climbers around the world, however hadn’t had a chance to test them in extreme cold temps either. The sole on the Olympus Mons is very soft (I ruined a pair on Aconcagua before I realized how soft). 5 5 out of 5 stars from 1 reviews 5 1. Hi Guys Hope this finds you all well. If I was climbing it again, I would climb with a mid to high end Asolo boot. We’ll probably cross paths as we are walking out. My dillema is that I dont want to go too over the top if its not neccesary, but at the same time dont want to have to upgrade later. (Most people get a ski lift to some huts and only climb a little over 1000m.) Was reading about the importance of buying a big enough size to compensate for feet swelling at altitude… good tip! You want something that is nice and stiff to take a crampon firmly, which isn’t the most comfortable to wear when walking on a track. La Sportiva Olympus Mons, Millet Everest, Scarpa 8000m. Paul, I have also been searching for the right boot to climb Aconcagau in. On Everest I used Millet Everest III boots. 4. I then put lots of duct tape over the clove hitch/overhand knot and down the rope about 25cm to make a very stiff handle encompassing both the rope and the bottom end of the carbiner (all the knots will be covered in tape). Hi Paul, Doing Mera peak soon can you recommend boots for this trip for the snow section, have been looking at Koflach arctis expe and degree, and la sportiva spantiks, keen on doing Nth col next year as well so really only want to buy boots once wouldnt think ill get higher than 7500m in the future. Cheers, Paul. They are designed for higher altitude climbing, but I also climbed Mt Blanc & the Matterhorn with them. It is quite ironic that your last post was dedicated to boots as l am in the process of deciding what would be the most appropriate boot for climbing Aconcagua in Jan 2008. Yes there is a trekking phase where trainers / approach shoes / light hiking boots might be used, and an acclimatisation phase where plastics might be worn, but for the summit phase nothing but the warmest boots will suffice. Wool or fleece ski hat. Once you were on the glacier, the Olympus Mons would be fine so perhaps a lighter pair of hikers could see you in and out. If you do not have a wide foot 4 sizes seems like something is a miss. Thanks for this very interesting overview, the best I found online so far. Wow this blog seems like an incredibly valuable resource! Gearhead Pick. I make my own Y sling from 6mm climbing cord. I am looking to purchase new boots for this trip. p.s I know the possiblity of using footwarmers (use them somtimes on my skiboots on ski tours etc) but found it hard to recharge them and would love to avoid the hassle of it …. It’s just not worth it. After opening the packet and shaking them around a little bit, I put them into my outer boots inside my sleeping bag and I find this warms up the boots a lot, whilst still allowing plenty of air to reach the hand warmers. ... La Sportiva Olympus Mons Evo Mountaineering Boots. Paul. I take it that you don’t want to consider the La Sportiva, which will be lighter again (Olympus Mons Evo is 2.26kg for the pair compared with approximately 2.7kg for the Scarpa Phantom & Millet Everest GTX)? I am going to be in the area too, leading a group to EBC and then up Island Peak (19 Sep – 10 Oct). So is there such a boots or I must buy two boots one for each .my foot size43/44 so should i buy boots 45 it is enough ?! Electric warmers (Hotronic) are much better. Hi, great article. The Millet has some stupid (and I do mean stupid) red string (and I do mean string) … they are a very poor excuse for laces. Paul. Should the La Sportiva Nepal Evo GTX also be purchased two sizes larger than my normal US shoe size? You certainly don’t need heavy mountaineering boots for this section. I will only have one pair of boots for this trip. Hi Jill, Thanks for your message and particularly the support you gave us during the climb. (These boots are not very long lasting, so you’d only get a couple of trips out of them at the most.). -Bjarne. For that price, I’d buy a pair, try them out in Winter and see how they go. Debating what crampon bindings to get. One comment, however, is that the elasticated top on the gaiter is not adjustable and is a ‘one size fits all’ configuration. Thanks, Peter. Thanks. We also did hyperbaric oxygen treatment twice a day for a month, although I’m not convinced of the efficacy of this. So out of the choice of those two boots, I’d go with the Asolo 8000 AFS. It’s quite difficult to compare like for like as it partly … These are constructed with inner boot, shell and super-gaiter. La Sportiva Olympus Mons Cube Mountaineering Boot $1,199.00. If anyone else has any handy suggestions, an improvement on the above, or a completely different idea altogether, please comment.,,,,,, Their soles are very fragile so you can’t really wear them without crampons on. The new Everest GTX boots are only about 2700 grams per PAIR, so now that they are lighter, would that make them more suitable for something like Aconcagua? Dan actually requests on the gear list that we use either a plastic double boot (Koflach style) or Millet One Sports. I know that its not as safe as having a screw gate carabiner, but I find that it’s too slow and difficult to use with gloves so I end up not using it at all. It doesn’t take long to whip a layer off or pop a layer on and can make the difference between comfort and misery particularly if pre-empted. So I’d buy new boots. The gate will open and allow the rope to go in. Or if anybody else has some feedback it would be much appreciated? With this step up to colder climates and snowier terrains I need to invest in some new boots and have been looking at the Millet Alpinist GTX and the La Sportiva Nepal Evo GTX. We are climbing cho oyu in april 2009 and i was goiing to buy millet boots in belgium the price is about 550euro and as you sayed you now stores in kathmandu maybe i could buy them there already with internet is this possible Best regards Yves PS Sorry if my english is not so good. Within reason you can use any boot to get to EBC, but it can get cold going through the icefall early in the morning, so you’d want something reasonable. The one’s I am familiar with are red and the have a very soft outer. how about Denali? We can buy them easily in Australia. Good luck, Paul A. Produced and designed in a small mountain town at the foot of the Dolomites, La Sportiva supports 140 families in a unique and enviable environment. It looks like they have updated this model since I last saw them for sale. I was woken at 04.15 local time by the noise of a huge avalanche. They have Millet Everest boots at EU429 ex VAT, which is a good price. I would personally be worried about how well they might stand up to a crampon spike (in the event you tripped on them) and also how waterproof they would be. I too am from sunny SA (Western Cape) and I will trying for Elbrus in June this year. Some lightweight polypropylene gloves are very handy too for cold mornings. I don’t always turn them on, but they are there if needed. However given that you will make this trip at least 3 times on an expedition, it’s worth considering, as weight saved on your feet is very significant. I’m from South Africa and I’m battling to find a pair of boots for myself. That said, Attila, who climbed with La Sportiva One Sport Evo boots on Aconcagua this year, reckoned the temperature was so cold, he wouldn’t have got up, if he didn’t have them. However, I noticed that more teams this year are climbing trekking peaks for acclimatisation and doing one less rotation through the icefall. But I am not sure how they fit into the product line-up. about the gloves we are using primaloft gloves for our touring in austria which cover -18 degrees. Then tie in your ascender to the remaining end at one of the two holes at the bottom of the ascender, adjusting the rope length to be at about a full arms length. Paul. I’d keep taking Ibuprofen and also aspirin to reduce swelling and keep the blood flowing. Dry boots are important because they are much warmer. The other effect at altitude is that air pockets within any closed cell insulation will expand due to their relatively higher pressure compared to the ambient air. Hope yours and Fiona’s lives are going well! Olympus Mons, volcano on the planet Mars, the highest point on the planet and the largest known volcano in the solar system.Centred at 19° N, 133° W, Olympus Mons consists of a central edifice 22 km (14 miles) high and 700 km (435 miles) across. Regards, Simon. La Sportiva Olympus Mons Cube Mountaineering Boot. I’m going up Elbrus in July but I live in South Africa and the choice of plastic boots is very limited here, especially for ladies. Will you be writing about the way you were updating the website while on the mountain? I wonder if it was just a bad batch because this would be a disaster if it happened up high in the cold. thank you. My only problem is that I have no way of trying them on and don’t know how they fit. I really don’t have any trouble with climbing boots on this foot, so I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you go for a larger size. You could also wear these for trekking peaks in Nepal too. You can buy Millet boots cheaply in Nepal – let me know and I can post the email addresses of a couple of Nepalese shops that can help you you. Sincerely, Rob “Boots” Ludwig. However for Denali I would strongly recommend Olympus Mons, even if the smallest size appears to be too big for you (although I’d be very surprised if this was the case based on what you have said). They will feel big at sea level, but by the time you add socks and altitude (makes closed cell foam expand), combined with a bit of swelling in your feet, you’ll probably find them about right. The Spantik, Scarpa 6000, Scarpa Phantom Ultra, The Baruntse, For what its worth, I don’t worry about boots with gaiters any more. Over 6600m I use La Sportiva Olympus Mons just for the added isolation, but they are way more incomfortable to climb with versus the G2SM. The La Sportiva Olympus Mons Evo is made for high altitudes and big mountains. By clicking the "Sign Up" button, you are subscribing to the La Sportiva N.A. [ ] Bowl, Cup, Spoon. I had to order a larger pair than I wanted and I haven’t had any issues climbing in them. In 2006, Paul and Fiona both climbed together and although Fiona successfully summited, problems with Paul's oxygen system forced him to turn around. I don’t like my boots to be too stiff around the upper and ankles in particular. There are no specific women’s fit 8000 metre boots. we are planning a normal EBC trek in may 2012, as you did this year as i can read in a post before. I want to do a similar thing and attach my axe to my harness so if I have to change hands it’s not a problem. Your website is such a great resource of valuable and interesting information…thank you! This is a wonderful boot discussion and one of the best informed ones at that! Would you agree that the VEGA HA will be warm enough if using a super gaiter and if also using the battery operated foot warming system you suggest? Are you stupid? Select options. Do you have any sugestion of what kind of boot I should be using for this kind of ascent? I have sought advice from a few locations and am looking for a consensus. The La Sportiva Olympus Mons Cube S has the added advantage of a BOA system that has replaced traditional lacing making adjustment at altitude far easier, but at a premium price! and “don’t be stupid dude. I really like the small size of the boot, just afraid how much warmth it really provides…. I wouldn’t take my Nepal Evos to anywhere out of the lower 48 states, let alone in a place where you’ll have to sleep on a mountain for several days and deal with weather inclement. What about the Millet Alpinist GTX. sale Current price: $899.25 Original price: $1,199.00 25% off. They are the best people to see, as this is their speciality. Just bought a pair of phantom8000 size 45 after getting cold feets on Aconcagua with a pair of Scarpa Summit that were too small for me (size 43). Mons would take longer, putting aside the problem with lack of air. i’m assuming the spantik and baruntse would be adequate, both being double boots. While the Phantoms have been OK, there’s a very good reason why 95% of climbers on 8000 metre peaks wear just two makes of boot: Millet Everest, or these ones (a figure gleaned from my own observation rather than a thorough statistical analysis). If you were running, could you just use some sturdy trail running shoes up to Camp Berlin and then maybe some stiffer hiking boots if you knew that you wouldn’t be using crampons and the weather was good? Keep any loose ends neat with more duct tape. Not so with the Olympus Mons … the heel section is narrow enough to make sure that it won’t compromise the fit of your crampon (having said that you still need to check boot crampon compatibility BEFORE going to the mountain because you might have crampons that I haven’t managed to access and check their fit). I actually emailed LaSportiva about their smallest sizes and they said they won’t be available until later in the winter…i wonder how “easy” it’s going to be to try them on however i completely agree it’s worth getting them. These can be very useful. Thanks! 1 color available. i have another – i’m planning ama dablam in oct/nov and am looking at purchasing a la sportiva boot. Don’t be cheap or you make not make it out of the Caucasus, at least with your toes on your feet. If you look into Elbrus and the way the most people climb it, you’ll see that it’s not a lengthy expedition with multiple days camping in tents on the snow. David ..New Zealand. Also something for 6,000-7,000m mountains. After coming across all this discussion, would value your comments Paul. For 80 years La Sportiva has been producing innovative footwear and La Sportiva is looking forward to the next 80 years. I’ve used both these boots and the Millet Everest boots and prefer the Olympus Mons. Will the baruntse w/ overboots be as warm higher? If I notice any part of my feet getting cold, I give them a vigorous massage to try and get the blood flowing. Thinner wool or synthetic liner socks. there is La sportiva nepal evo gtx and trango extrem evo lt gtx wich one is the best…and my foot size 43 2/3 so if i buy boots 44 2/3 it is good? Yes you want to have a warm boot but you don’t want a boot that is too voluminous. But if I wasn’t limited to those choices, I’d probably actually go with something a bit lighter from La Sportiva – ask at your local retailer. Thanks Mario. I’d recommend this if you can, with the socks that you are likely to be wearing. I’m interested about frostbite rehabilitation after you got home to be specific, like soaking you feet in warm water for 15 mintues every day,keep feet warm.. These can be found in a men’s US 5.0. (we want to book a tour just with us 2), greetings from very snowless austria! Thanks for suggestions Paul. You can CUSTOM FIT them into existing boots you love, or insert into any new boots you purchase. Hi Paul ,great site and info ,,thankyou , quick question ,,i summited Lobuche twice in 2010,wearing Millets Everest,it was a nightmare.Too hot ,too ridgid,too heavy,and added alot in climb time..Im returning next year to do C1,C2,C3 with a tag to Yellow Band and maybe Geneva Spur. A bent gate is much easier. I am doing Mackinly in Danali/ Alaska. However I have not seen many people using these boots and wondered how well they performed compared to the Millet, especially on warmth? I have no idea about the improvements on them but the inner boot seems like the same. Up high these take a long time to heat up and at 8000m it’s at least 45 minutes. Realise i am going off the subject of boots but can anyone suggest a very warm down parka jacket for denali/everest. can this package get lighter? Some people prefer thicker socks to reduce friction or wool socks for added warmth. In January 09. Free Shoe Winners will be randomly selected each month and contacted via email. I have some Asolo AFS 8000 boots, but they are no where near as warm as the Millet’s or La Sportiva. first – I must say I found considerable amount of well earned info here over time. Yes, I have seen these before. Millet Everests are definitely too heavy. 7 attributes that you need to climb Mount Everest. But it does make your feet feel warmer, and keep the boot dry, although I tend not to worry so much about this now that I always use hotronics. At the other end of the 6mm rope, I tie in my ascender (using a looped back figure of 8 knot) and then in tie the middle into my harness (I usually don’t use a carabiner in my harness to save on weight.) This is the daily blog from this climb. Also Sportiva places the G2 between the Spantiks and Olympus Mons. If you did take the Baruntse boots, you might also need another pair of lightweight gaiters to stop snow from entering. (You get about 16 hours at the lowest heat setting.) Down Jacket, Crampons, Ice Axe, Sleeping Bag? Do you have a recommendation for a warm boot for an Everest North Col trip (No summit plans)? Have you been on any other high altitude mountains since Elbrus? I’d definitely stick with the Spantik or Baruntse for Ama Dablam because I think you’ll want the extra warmth that these boots provide over the Nepal GTX. Also remember that your feet can swell up a bit at altitude when you have been using them, so if in doubt be generous on the sizing. I’d go with the La Sportiva Spantiks for what you are after. Neck gaiter, headover or scarf. I am trying to source a boot for Lhotse next year. If you are worried about cold feet, I’d also look at Hotronics heated insoles for Denali. In 2007, Paul returned to climb Mt Everest after missing out on reaching the summit by 100 metres the previous year. It is 300 km (185 mi) from the base to the summit. This makes you feet get colder and compounds the problem. I take your point about the stiffness… here in Scotland I now winter climb mostly with Nepal Extreme leather boot… but when living in New England and climbing on Mt Washington etc… I mostly used stiff plastics… so I’m rather used to them. Consequently this foot is about 1cm shorter than the other. This means that your boot will feel a bit smaller up high. In fact just before I got to the Hillary Step I noticed my feet getting colder, and I checked the batteries and they had run out, so I changed to a new set. Thanks. Personally I’d want something a little more supple than this, but that’s just personal preference. Ski-mountaineering boots. They are a little on the heavy side though, however you don’t need to add in the weight a separate gaiter. One of the ways that they have made these boots so much lighter, is by using a strange material on the outer sole of the base of the boot. ), Excuse my ignorance, could you explain “and flicking the fixed line you can clip and unclip very quickly when using large gloves, without needing to actually press the gate (the fixed rope presses on the gate)”. Around its perimeter an outward-facing cliff ascends as high as 10 km (6 miles) above the surrounding area. I use the largest bent gate, non locking carbiner I can buy (so that it can slip over knots in fixed line. Hi Yes, I will write a summary of my experience this year and compare it to 2006. Conversely a slim, low volume boot will possibly be a bit light on the temperature ratings. La Sportiva OLYMPUS MONS EVO and Millet EVEREST GTX. Am thinking BD Sabretooth Pro as the front weld seems thick enough on my boots. A simple failure with a boot up high would at best end your expedition, or at worst have far greater consequences. The velcro and the zipper extend way down to the front of the boot making opening and removing the boots a cinch. Carlos. There are some really great materials that have been used sensibly to create warmth where necessary but still keeping the volume down by not having the boot too over spec’d. The Karrimor sits too high on my shoulders). La Sportiva Olympus Mons La Sportiva Olympus Mons boots. bless you for your patience answering a myriad of boot questions! i don’t have much experience with extreme cold and cant tell how my feet react to it. I now always climb with hottronic heated insoles. SCARPA Phantom Tech Mens Mountaineering Boot $698.95. Good luck. It’s hard to tell without seeing them, but I think that these boots wouldn’t be great for technical ice climbing (too sloppy), but for Rainer and Aconcagua they would be perfect. My only hesitation is that if you were walking over a lot of loose, small moraine, I am not sure how the outer material on would wear. La Sportiva Olympus Mons Evo; Millet Everest Summit GTX; Foot Care. enough? Paul… what do you think of the Scarpa Vega HA for Ama Dablam? Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. I will look forward to anything you are willing to share with us! Also what are size comparisons for UK sizes to US? Paul. Press enter for more information. The end outcome is that by holding onto this “handle” and flicking the fixed line you can clip and unclip very quickly when using large gloves, without needing to actually press the gate (the fixed rope presses on the gate). I have heard to rub raw ginger on the toes…… Anyone has experience in this? Also the zipper isn’t protected by a baffle so there’s no ‘Plan B’ if the zipper should fail. But unlike some waterproof zippers this one actually feels reasonably hard wearing and rugged (unlike the zippers on my original Scarpa 8,000ers which felt way too tough, like they’re going to blow open with every doing up … and there’s no velcro baffle for back up or protection). Kaspar. I am sure that many others beside myself are still interested in your thoughts on your experiences last year and perhaps comparisons to this years succesful climb. Please step forward the most recent version of the very successful La Sportiva Olympus Mons Evo. It’s best to err on the too large side rather than too small, but as to the exact number of sizes larger than your normal shoe sizes I can’t say. We want to climb Huascaran alpine style and use them in the winter in the alps… Thanks! The boot and the inner boot looked more advanced than the Millet, and the bottom grip looked/felt very similar. I also think that they are lighter. This item was previously owned for 5 months. Pair of expedition double boots with built-in gaiter, e.g. The gate will open and let the rope out. I like the idea of the high Gaiter compared to the Phantom Guide. These liners will fit into any Alpine Climbing boot with a removeable liner. Hi Peter, Thanks for your message. I think 6mm is ok. Im also planning to do Aconcagua, and then some Himalayas afterwards and are tossing up between a few different boots. Trim off any extra rope once you are happy, leaving a bit extra for minute adjustments. I just got second degree frostbite on ten of my toes doing a winter ascent of Mt. I’ve never heard anybody say they would use Nepal Evo on Denali or Aconcagua so why in the world would you think of using them in a mountain equally as cold. Was thinking I’d add an overboot plus of Hottronic sole! They have been the benchmark for all mountain lovers since 1928. I trashed a pair on Aconcagua-fortunately the zipper failed so the company replaced the pair and I haven’t used them without crampons since. I found the pain so was bad when I did this that I had to have very strong pain killers. If you were worried about your physical ability up high, I think LaSportiva is a good choice, however do minimize the time that you wear them by using other boots down lower on the mountain. Contact me, Rob Ludwig anytime at or call me in North America at 1-949-600-3894. However they are not as warm, although this extra warmth might only be needed on summit night and could easily be countered with Hotronics (see previous post).). I do have a question, but it’s not about boots. Hi Birte, I’d go for a size 42.5 or 43 if you are normally a 41. You don’t really want to be wearing one pair of boots and carrying another … it’s just not an option worth considering. The Spantik is much lighter and lower bulk than all these with the closest being the Millet Davai still being 400 grams heavier per pair. Start with about 3 metres of 6mm climbing cord and tie one end into a carabiner using a clove hitch knot (This site has an example of a clove hitch being tied into a carbiner, except I tie it into the smaller side of the carbiner Intuition liners are great. Look at the best that La Sportiva or Millet have and take these. LaSportiva also has really poor customer support service and the Olympus were costing quite more for me than the Scarpa’s (cost wise). Grab the tab and pull and both sides of the boot are tightened. I have a regular routine that I follow for getting my boots ready before the start of a climbing day. Anyways , after came back home I was looking for warm boots when I came across this blog/forum. Looking for a pair of boot right now, but i am stuck with the info all around the web. Equally if you need to tighten or loosen the boot mid journey it really is a cinch. Some people I know have used La Sportiva One Sport Evo boots – the same ones you would use on Everest. Paul. Another thing that I think really deserves a mention is that the larger sizes of boot still have a reasonably narrow sole width at the heel. The Cordura gaiter is nicely slimline and very hard wearing and is a massive improvement on the previous version. 41 to 45), with maybe 5 for including something like at Hotronics footbed. 2) I would imagine no warranty since they operate under Mammot now. If you look carefully can already see that almost all the tread has disappeared. It’s very important with your feet to avoid them getting cold in the first place, because otherwise the blood vessels constrict making it even harder to warm them up again. Rebecca. Did you purchase all your other high altitude gear locally? Do you have any suggestions/recommendations? Hi Alex, I am surprised you can’t find Millet Everest in the UK, given that they are made in France. Hi. After a day’s climbing my feet ended up getting very wet and they moved around a lot against the bag, so I have never done it again. Hi Yves, Thanks for your comments and good luck for Cho Oyu. Even though I’ve lost toes, it’s one of the best lessons that I have ever had as I’d much rather have an issue on my feet than my hands. H Mario, I think La Sportiva Nepal Evo GTX would be perfect boots to wear. Paul, why you are recommending stil Neapal Evo boots for so high peaks, there are no double boots and not enought insulated and warm for peak higher than 5.000 m. Dont thing? Tall peaks is actually how the boot got its name, Olympus Mons, is the tallest peak in the solar system, which is 85.3k feet tall (26 kilometers, 16 miles). Selecting comfortable socks can be almost as important as your shoe choice. The general consensus is that they wouldn’t buy them again unless these issues were addressed. . On summit night on any mountain it’s really important to have warm feet, because it’s usually colder given that it’s night time and the altitude is higher. What boots you finally decided on and how did you manage to obtain them? It’s a really good point you make about sizing boots. I’ve done the Muldrow Glacier route. Conformable seems the most mouldable liner I can find. This doesn’t seem to be common now. I have had frostbite on one foot and lost half the length of my toes. Hi Paul, Congratulation really it is a great website lots of information,im new on it I want to buy a boots but I wanted to ask for your advice of which is the best Asolo 8000 AFS or Millet Everest because am planning to climb Elbrus and afterwards there is a big possibility to climb Aconcagua that’s why I was thinking to buy one boots that fits into both mountains at the same time. Hi Paul, I’m a little bit new to the mountain world having started out with trekking in the Annapurna’s a couple of years ago and climbed Kilimanjaro last summer but this year I am stepping up to do Mt Blanc, with a view to doing Elbrus and Aconcagua next year. Fortunately it was noticed at base camp, and we were able to sew on some strapping and make a temporary repair and then Fiona bought in another pair, however if this happened up high or near the end of the trip, it could cost you dearly. Fiona (my wife) has Raichle hiking boots and they have been great, however the soles came off the first pair she got, after only 20 days of use. For C3 and higher most climbers prefer the Millet Everest, La Sportiva Olympus Mons or other type high altitude boots. Regarding the Hotronics, I don’t think that they should be relied upon. The end result is a boot with huge room in the toe box (i.e. If I had boots with zippers, then I would sew in some velcro straps to use in the event of failure. For me, I am happy with my Millet Everest boots, despite their weight. The Olympus Mons Evo contains the most advanced features in the field of technology applied to footwear production. Wouldn’t the rope be to long with the up and down motion of the ascender and tied to your harness? They are only a little bit heavier too (200g). In the past some boots used to come with a different inner boot (thinner) that was for use at higher altitudes (6000m+). Dear Nabs. I haven’t managed to get the boots scientifically tested and do an exact like for like comparison … but my gut reaction is that they are pretty much as warm as each other and are certainly up to the job of performing at 8,000+ metres. Depending on where you are starting, you will have a 2-5 days of walking over rocky terrain both in and out of the route (unless you are traversing). I am finding that most high alt boots, Millet, Olympus Mons, etc, are too narrow for my feet; I don’t exactly have overly wide feet either. You can always take off layers elsewhere on your body if you are too hot. There is a set at my local store and they have been sitting for a very long time i believe and are happy to flog them of for $200. This is where a pair of Hotronic foot warmers would also come in handy, especially if you were using lesser boots. If it goes over and is too slimline then it may well compress the down and create a cold lower leg which, in turn, will cause less warmth to flow to the foot. This type of thing is not something that I know much about at all, I am afraid. Your comment that the La Sportiva Nepal Evo GTX would be perfect has convinced me to purchase pair. I usually wear European size 43-44 boots / runners, and I have size 45 in my Millets. No frostbite whatsoever. Regards Craig. Some people take Olympus Mons to Aconcagua, but I think this is overkill. Thanks! Chemical toe warmers are not that good, because not much air gets inside your boots, so the reaction doesn’t occur as much, and they are not hot. I am usually a UK size 7/ EU 41. I have a down suit (Edier) that I have used on high mountains, but if I was in the market again for this sort of gear I wouldn’t buy a suit. Cheers, Paul. Millet Alpinist or Nepal Evos are great. I made the summit in 10Hrs but I used the Koflach Arctis Expe and I feel that I could use some thing more suitable. Do you know how they performe compared to the Guide/Baruntse? If this was your plan, then it’s possible that you might only do 1 acclimatisation trip through the icefall, in which case it may not be worth the weight and hassle of bringing an extra pair of boots up to C2. I look forward to the next review and hopefully in time some of last years problems will be discussed. and then I had a look at scarpa 6000 (2400, inner boot,warmer then most options – sounds good)… what do you think? The legendary expedition boot for technical ascents in extreme cold at very high altitude: the EVEREST re-tuned to reach the peak of performance. No need for fiddly knots and therefore no chance of fiddly knots coming undone. It’s really frustrating as I’ve been trying to get a boot here for about 6 months and have come up dry and have been shrugged off by the stores here. Hello everyone., I have just only come across this site and i have been mountaineering for nearly 6 years or so now and i must say this is a great site full of what seems alot of very knowledgeable people judging by what ive read so far anyway, Anyhow the question im putting out there is this, I havent got the full on professional boots the kind you would climb K2 and so on, However i have climbed Mont Blanc in a real good pair of ASOLO LHOTSE which were 100% perfect and could no doubt easily i think go to a higher altitude with ease, Has anyone got anything to add to this or got any thoughts about these particular boots ? (at least up to know). Learn how your comment data is processed. I know this isn’t really answering the question, but having had frostbite and lost toes, I’d be very wary about taking anything other than top of the line boots on a mountain line Denali. Paul, thank you for your posts-really helpful and informative. Conversely if the gaiter goes under then that precious down will come spilling out the moment a crampon comes in contact with it. Like another poster, I have small feet (women’s US 5.5 or 6.0) with poor circulation so an extra warm double boot is a must. After 10am it gets extremely hot, so it’s best to plan to avoid climbing during this time. Have you tried the Millet Everest boots on? The alternative is the La Sportiva Olympus Mons EVO and at 5lbs 6oz for the pair, these are a lot lighter. The laces from either side of the boot end up attached in to nice big pull tab. G2SM is pretty damn awesome, so am using those up to 6600m. But if I was to go again and climb on the same schedule I would use lighter boots up to C2 (talking about Nepal side) and then use something better up high. These liners are extremely LIGHT WEIGHT, WARM, DRY EASILY and QUICKLY while you sleep with them in your bag. I have had frost bite on my feet and lost toes as a result of it. I have lost half the length in my toes on my right foot due to my own stupidity and using poor quality boots, so I know what it’s like to climb with boots that are too big (on one foot). I’ve been climbing in europe, caucas, kirgistan (never above 5500 -but sometimes in winter) and been using either a light weight la sportiva (k4) or my old kofalch’s. I also had to buy longer bars for them to be able to fit my size 45 Millet Everest boots too. I have known a few who got frostbite without the additional insulation. Soaking your legs and feet in warm water (40C) is excellent and highly recommended. When I used to work in a gear store I was always trying to convince people to buy bigger mountaineering boots than they wanted, as several factors combine to make you need all the size you can get. La Sportiva Olympus Mons Cube S £ 835.00 – £ 915.00; Sale! Paul. Rather they should be thought of as a backup in case the weather is colder than expected or you got stuck and needed to bivouac. If was going up high then I would be getting the Olympus Mons and if it was lower I’d probably buy the Nepal Evo (lighter). La Sportiva Olympus Mons Cube Mountaineering Boot. So basically tie one end with a clove hitch and secure with overhand knot and tape over knots with duct tape (will the cold not affect the “stickyness of the tape? So it is vitally important to make sure that a) you have the right sock combination and b) that the boots are suitable for the day’s activity. But the ones you suggest would be fine. Not too stiff and not too heavy either. It goes like this: When I get into camp I take my liners out and put them either outside in the sun or else in the netting at the top of the tent if it’s warm enough. Thank you. any agency you could recommend for the trek and summit. One more thing, What rope/slings do you use that is connected to your harness that connects you up to the fixed line? The main protagonists are La Sportiva (Olympus Mons), Scarpa (8,000ers) and Millet (Everest), and The North Face is also a more recent newcomer with their Verto S8K. Last january I went to the aconcagua to go from base camp (plaza de mulas) to summit in one shot. Once you have the carbiner handle rigged up, you can tie the rope into your harness with a doubled back figure of eight knot. I can recommend Asian Trekking ( as a good agency for EBC and Island Peak. It’s actually quite warm at that time of year, so you might find that you don’t use your down jacket at all. Thats a good question – La Sportiva is definitely lighter, so I would think that they wouldn’t hold up as well longer term than Millet. I’d concur with the poster above, however I’d not try to use the same boot into EBC as through the icefall. Representatives from Scarpa arn’t sure when they’ll be available but they sure look like amazing after seeing one of them on k2 this year ( It’s been 4 days after I got frostbitten toes.. I was looking at the Millet Everest GTX too. If it get cold, as it can, the EVO will be lite. I’m not quite sure I follow your post, but I think you are suggesting that Nepal Evos are not good above 5000m. Olympus Mons (/ ə ˌ l ɪ m p ə s ˈ m ɒ n z, oʊ-/; Latin for Mount Olympus) is a very large shield volcano on the planet Mars.The volcano has a height of over 21 km (13.6 mi or 72,000 ft) as measured by the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA). It sounds like some of the problem with feeling cold might be due to your boots getting old and the insulation compacting. would be nice to have some infos from your experience, thanks. Hi Paul I’m writing to ask you for your adwice. Not sure about the exact comparison of UK to US sizes, but just look at a pair of good fitting hiking boots to get your size in European and then get about 2 sizes larger. La Sportiva Nepal Evo GTX with socks for under 8,000? I sewed Hotronic extension cables into the inside zipper flap of my down suit so that the batteries could sit in my chest pockets instead of down at my feet. From what I was told at the time, the key recovery after frost bite is to avoid doing anything that will further damage the blood vessels and to do things that will increase the blood flow. Ama Dablam 2006 – Incident update Unfortunately on the morning of the 14th Nov there was an incident involving a huge serac fall / avalanche on Ama Dablam in which 6 people lost their lives. They fit my feet better (the most important consideration), they are not nearly as bulky, and they allow me to do more technical climbing. in our opinion that should be enough? (i noticed your concern about the weight on previous models). Ive heard Shonas has a good selection and had Koflachs for hire. These liners combined with clean high quality socks will guarantee the most comfortable climb you will experience. This rubber is meant to keep the boot warmer and melt the snow off, and it does seem to do this, but I note that the new model released last year doesn’t have this. Hi Paul, I’m enjoying the gear information and am finding it very interesting. Most importantly perhaps… I’m a bit conservative on avoiding frostbite (but it would be nice to shave some weight on my feet though I have to admit). Hi, Another Question: Are you familiar with the Gronell G1 boots? So what do you think would be a lightest combo for me? I keep them in my boots all the time and always take a set of batteries with me even if I don’t think I’ll need them. I will be doing the Muldrow glacier route on Denali in april/may of 2011. I’ve experimented with both and I am generally in favour of the gaiter going over the trouser and this is still achievable even with the new slimmer lower volume Olympus Mons Evo. Plastic double boots are OK for Lobuche or Camp 2. Thank you! But I’ve heard that you’re supposed to go one size bigger with plastics. The new Scarpa’s are probably the best boot to use for all mountains other than over 8K then the Oly Mons or Millet Everest’s shine. This is the case for both the inner boot and the outer boot. Once you know what you want, then I’d just buy from whoever can give you the best price. This is especially important if I know that we are going to be starting early or that it’s going to be cold. Really nice discussion out here, thanks for the tips Paul! Thanks. I noticed that the latest La Spotiva Olympus Mons has a velcro cover over the gaiter zip, which makes me much happier. I like the idea of built in gaiters as well would La sportiva olympus mons be just too warm for what im intending? The main protagonists are La Sportiva (Olympus Mons Evo), the Millet (Everest) and the Scarpa (8,000ers*). Again, thanks! Half the time I wear it, I end up being so hot that I have to unzip every zip there is on it. In fact you could argue that this is better as it means less room for failure. [ ] 1 pair of Glacier glasses, with a spare pair as backup. I see you haven’t had a response yet……here’s two cents worth: When I climbed Lobuche I wore plastics (Scarpa Vega). All in all these boots are a great improvement on the original Olympus Mons and they are comparable in price and are a tad lighter to the Everest Millets. Everest Base Camp; Courses. I don’t know about the price, but they look like a well made boot with some clever design features. wondering if anyone has any insight on them on how they compare to the millet everest or 8000m boots. I’ve signed on to a Dan Mazur led team (10 Oct to 10 Nov). My concerns are: Will the mons be too warm lower? When I go to Everest/Lhotse, ... I’d like to try the Millet Everest boots but right now there is no point in having another set of boots unless one set fails, which is unlikely given the limited action high altitude boots see. Did you use them on the summit, and if so, would you care to comment on your experience with them? Head and Hands. Size: Unisex 42.0 Color: Yellow/Black Retail Cost: $990.00 The Men's Olympus Mons Evo Mountaineering Boot is La Sportiva's solution for ascending 8,000 meter peaks like Everest. I am in the process of buying my boots for Cho Oyu. To say that you’ll trust temperatures to be fairly high throughout the climb is similar as saying that you could cross a highway blindfolded if it’s only at Perhaps they have improved this in the new model, but it still says that that the upper is made out of cordura. Thanks for answering all these questions on boots…….for years!!!! -Bjarne. Even if it is the summer, you have to be kidding me. Just trapped perspiration will make you miserable. Like the Everest Millet (reviewed elsewhere) the boot is warm. I have a Euro size 45 1/3 and in normal shoes I take a 43. Depending on the exchange rate you would only be saving a small amount of money, so I probably would buy them in Belgium if I was you, and that way you know that you have them and in your size. Also, the gaiter only has one zip- but it did look stronger than the millets smaller zip. This is an excellent page for boot info. From reading this discussion and doing some other research I learned that these are great shoes for Elbrus. Infection can be a real problem with frostbite recovery. Paul. I’d go for the Nepal EVO GTX based on weight, but that’s assuming that you are not climbing anywhere that’s too cold irrespective of the altitude. Unlike the Everest Millet the lacing system on the outer boot is pretty nifty and easy to do up even with big gloves on. The other issue is that any mountaineering boot has a limited lifespan before the insulation get compacted rendering it less effective, so you’d be running the risk by using it on Aconcagua that it wouldn’t work well when you really need it on a colder mountain. Both the new Scarpa Phantom Guide and the 6000, their new double boots, are fantastic and on pare without he LS Spantik and LS Buruntse but will fit a wider range of people better. I can’t really recommend anything else other than these two. I have seen them, and they are well made. long time no writing here – everybody touring on mountains . You need to know your size and pre order them. I have ASOLO AFS 8000 boots which I use for sub 8000m climbs and these are really warm, although at 2.5kg for the pair there are lighter boots available. in the past we were north india (ladakh) and peru on almost 6000m – there clothes were good enough – but we are not sure with that in nepal. You can also easily buy Millet boots in Kathmandu for about $550US (La Sportiva is not so common in Kathmandu). So that means no rubbing or massage of any sort anywhere near the affected area. Good boots, the right socks (not too thick, correct size so they don’t bunch up), and heated insoles will prevent this from happening again. The boots comes with oil lube for the Tzip to make sure it’s always workin’ out. searching for some higher elevation mountaineering boots, i’m currently facing some interesting challenges. The Olympus Mons Evo, however, has a personalized lacing system that works. I know many people who have had to turn around because of cold feet, when otherwise the conditions were perfect. These boots are reasonably tough and sturdy, however they are heavy. The difference with the super gaiter is that the sole of the boot is fully exposed as opposed to gaiters such as the Forty Below K2 or Purple Haze models so commonly used on Denali etc… You may want to do a search on or tons of info for Aconcauga there as well. I didn’t partly because I was unsure how I would go carrying the extra weight of my heavy high altitude mountaineering boots up to C2. You don’t need a tight fit for Aconcagua and you don’t want a tight fit which would reduce circulation in your feet. I always wear the insoles with element inside and carry a battery, so I just need to plug it in if I get cold feet. If you put them into your gloves where they get even less air, before they are really warm, then they will never be very hot. Although mine are cracked, they still are going strong and haven’t fallen off yet. I wasn’t sure about the Tzip on the Phantom but I think you just need to be careful to only use them on a glacier and not in sandy conditions. Hi Paul, Any caomparitive suggetions for Mono Evo & Scarpa Phantom for Summit, or any thing better. But if you are going to Island Peak, then Nepal Evos are great for the climb. And lastly it’s got to be easy to put on and take off even in the coldest of conditions where one might be wearing big thick mitts and where operations are potentially compromised by lack of dexterity. Millet Everest Summit GTX - Adventure Peaks. I used these boots on Amadablam in the post monsoon season of 2012, which was a colder season than most. Thick wool or wool/wool blend socks. 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